How It's Made is a TV program that shows us how common, everyday items like footballs and musical instruments go from raw materials to the finished product.

They have sadly never shown how Magic Cards are made, though, so we're relying on this write-up from Wizards of the Coast to do their job for them.


In a piece over on Wizards' official site, Mark Purvis takes us on a step-by-step walkthrough of the design and manufacture of Magic Cards, from designing their attributes to getting the art made to the process of actually turning the things into commercial products by printing and cutting the cards at a factory.

The walkthrough follows the creation of a character called Tariel. You can catch the gist of it in the gallery above, or read the full thing below.

Building Tariel [Magic]